I don't know why I struggle with this so much, in need of some help. Looking for a service company someone is promoting and reviewing?

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BvVugt Premium
What part of making a review is what you're struggling with? We might be able to help you better if we know where you get stuck.

If you'd like to see my reviews: https://wastelessplanet.com/reviews

One is for a product, one for a subscription box and one for an online service.
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jeffklayo Premium
Here where I am stuck. Little different approach to review. I want to interview the company that I am using for my website to promote, ask questions, kind of a different way of writing a review. I wanted to see what others are doing with their reviews to see how they are approaching reviews.
Funny part is I am stalled by picking up the phone, getting the courage, but getting closer to calling.
Love the flow of your website, very nice! Thanks for sharing with me.
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BvVugt Premium
Ah, I see: you want more of an interview than a review. A kind of portret of the company, so people know who they'll be dealing with. I like that, great idea! :-)

Here's a few tips that I also give our trainees who want to become a reporter, but are still somewhat insecure to pick up the phone:

- write down a few keywords you want to ask questions about. They can help you focus on what you MUST find out and what you'd LIKE to find out

- ask if they have time to talk to you now. If not: reschedule. You want them relaxed, not in haste, for these kind of interviews

- practice your opening line out loud. You want to sound enthusiastic but not hyper, confident but not arrogant. If you've heard yourself say it once or twice, take a deep breath and make the call; nobody's going to bite ;-)

- start easy, break the ice. Explain what your interview is about and begin with the easy questions. If you like their product, tell them. When your interview partner is at ease, go for the tougher questions

- listen. A good interview is more about listening than asking questions. Pay attention to the answers you get, let people explain what they are saying. Do you need to ask for clarification or explanation? Does their story lead you into a different path you hadn't thought about and give you new angles for your story?

- make it a conversation, not an inquisition. It's just a talk among professionals sharing a common interest: to sell more products together. The company has a passion, they'll probably be thrilled to tell their story to somebody who's genuinely interested

- ask the tough questions too. You need to be the voice of your readers. If the product has weaknesses or you know the negatives other people mentioned, ask the company about it (for instance say: "Some people seem to think that you product... What's your response to that?"). Give them a chance to counter the critique, let them explain their take on the matter. After all, reviews are about the good AND the bad

- ask about new plans. Will there be an upgrade for your product or an add on? Will they launch a whole new product any time soon that could be of interest to you and your readers? If so, could you get the scoop, a trial/review sample or first hand knowledge for a future blog post?

- if the interview went well, and you feel positive about the conversation, you could ask if they want to give you a special promotion offer for your readers. Maybe a special discount code exclusively for your readers to use at check out

I hope this helps you a bit, as a guide line. Remember to enjoy it! It's serious business, sure, but it's also fun to get some inside information, to make new contacts, to learn more about what you're promoting. You've got this! Have fun :-)
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jeffklayo Premium
I really really appreciate this. Sometimes it is hard to ask for help or admit you don't know something or we get stuck. There is a lot of great stuff here. I share what I write and learn from this with you if you don't mind.
I want to differentiate from the norm, i believe from the feedback I have seen, there is something to take from it. Rather than tell people what they want to hear, why not review a company from the feedback they give.
Thank you!
Jeff
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BvVugt Premium
You're welcome. I'm glad you find it useful :-)

You're right: asking for help can be hard for many of us. I know I find it very difficult to do. Which is crazy, because I think it's great that other people dare to ask or reach out to me and most people love to help anyway. I even wrote a blog post about it once, here at WA. So, I feel ya ;-)

But this community and the awesome members of WA make it so much easier to do. No question is stupid. No question is too hard to answer. No question is too much. There's always someone here that answers and provides great solutions. It has made it easier for me to ask for help, both here and in real life. I just have to keep reminding myself that most people love to help and love to share their passion and knowledge.

You know where to find me now, should you need anything else :-)

Best,

Bianca

PS. thanks for the kind words about my website!
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jeffklayo Premium
Thank you, your help is greatly appreciated. This WA community still amazes me how much help there is, and how much knowledge there is, I'm definitely grateful for it
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seodoc26 Premium
Honestly, I just use the ones in the training section of our WA training material. Are you looking for something different?
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jeffklayo Premium
I am using the one as a template. I wanted to be a little different to capture people's attention, not necessarily reinvent the wheel, but add a different touch to what marketers in the finance niche market.
Just curious how others approach the review and see what they have done.
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EdwinBernard Premium
Hi Jeff,

I am a member of the Apiary Fund. This is a Forex training platform. I also did a review of them on my website. I am focusing on making money online so this was appropriate. Here's the link:

https://affiliatemarketingforleaders.com/apiary-fund-review/

Let me know what you think.

Cheers.

Edwin
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jeffklayo Premium
Wow, well thought out review. I wanted to differentiate slightly from the training lesson. Not so much reinvent the wheel but capture attention in a different way of what I seen in reviews online.
Thank you for sharing that.
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EdwinBernard Premium
It comes down to providing value to your interested visitor. Putting your own stamp on any article as well as reviews shows originality.

I wrote a blog that addresses three top mistakes that affiliate marketers make. Here is the link. Not being original is one of them.


https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/edwinbernard/blog/3-mistakes-to-avoid-in-affiliate-market

Hence your approach to being original is on point.

All the best to you.

Edwin
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jeffklayo Premium
Thanks Edwin!
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MTavernier Premium
Hi, I just posted one on the amazon affiliates program, would this be any good https://bit.ly/tddamazon
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jeffklayo Premium
Yes, Thank you for sharing.
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